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Lawmakers to investigate NSCDC recruitment process 

The House of Representative has resolved to investigate the recruitment, staff quota and promotion exercises carried out by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) over a period of 10 years.

This was sequel to the adoption of a motion by a member from Rivers state, Mr Awaji Abiante at plenary. 

The lawmaker said that recent reports indicate that the NSCDC has not been observing the Principles of Federal Character Commission, in its recruitment processes.

This, according to him, has marred the Corps with irregularities, racketeering, favoritism, and nepotism, as well as securing convictions for erring officials. 

Mr Abiante recalled the judgment of the Sokoto State High Court, which sentenced two officials of the NSCDC to 14years imprisonment for defrauding four people of N9 million each, under the pretense of securing jobs for them.

Adopting the motion, the House mandated the committees on Interior, Federal Character and Public Service Matters, to investigate and report back within six weeks for further legislative action. 

Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu; Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Julian Osamoto